Kawasaki KLR Forum banner

21 - 36 of 36 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
75 Posts
Discussion Starter #21
So after the fourth? Don't matter to me. Actually my dad has that off too, might be better

Day 1*- riding up to harbor springs and/or Petoskey
Day 2 - riding the tunnel of trees, bridge and back, back through the tunnel. Also stopping for sight seeing, pictures, dinning...
Day 3- coming home

Do we go Friday Saturday Sunday? Or Saturday Sunday Monday?

That's the plan, if anyone wants picked up in the way up, we can try to work something out
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
67 Posts
Thanks for the stay over invite , I would prefer to go the week end before the 4th give me along weekend to over the saddle sore :biglaugh
But I will go with the flow the more the merrier
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
32 Posts
Once across the bridge into The Upper Peninsula of Michigan, Tahquamenon Falls is not too far away. Just adding a little bit more of places I have enjoyed. Please link below:



Also, Leggs Inn is a good place for eats. However, if you time it wrong (weekends at lunch time) it could be a long wait before you are served. Hundreds of bikers converge. Please see link below:


If you have not been on Mackinaw Island, this is certainly worth a ferry ride to. Great fudge and ice cream. Bring your cameras and plan an 8 mile rental bike ride around the island. This is something that all should do once.

I should be the PR director for the State. I am not allowed to post links until I get 15 posts. Sorry, but I will edit this post.

Thanks
Simba
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
75 Posts
Discussion Starter #27
Tips, dates are still up in the air. Something we have to figure out. And rural king has monkey butt powder.

Simba, can all that be done in one day? I don't know if my ass can do a bicycle for 8 miles, could ride a donkey! Lol I need to get my phone charger hooked up to my bike, gps, camera, and uhh a phone.ive I looked at leggs inn, sounds ds good to me. So how many people we got? Once we have for sure date I will make a new thread with all the concrete information...

I've never been up there it's all new to me
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
32 Posts
Tips, dates are still up in the air. Something we have to figure out. And rural king has monkey butt powder.

Simba, can all that be done in one day? I don't know if my ass can do a bicycle for 8 miles, could ride a donkey! Lol I need to get my phone charger hooked up to my bike, gps, camera, and uhh a phone.ive I looked at leggs inn, sounds ds good to me. So how many people we got? Once we have for sure date I will make a new thread with all the concrete information...

I've never been up there it's all new to me
The Island requires pretty much a whole day in itself. Its got too much to see and photograph and eat and ride to rush it. Motorized bikes and vehicles not allowed. Many either ferry their own bicycles or rent some crappy ones on the island. Plan to spend at a minimum about $100 per person for ferry, rentals, eats. So if time is limited I would pass on this for a day when nothing else is planned. You can also skip the bicycle ride and do as most---just walk around and eat and photograph.

The Falls are a good motorcycle ride to and a good to see. But do not expect Niagara Falls.

More after the 15 post.
Simba
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
75 Posts
Discussion Starter #29
Ok so the island is out.... Lol sounds great though, might take the family up there.

So we looking at June 30_ July 2?

Thru the tunnel, Across the bridge, to the falls and back.? Eat pictures have fun?
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
32 Posts
Ok so the island is out.... Lol sounds great though, might take the family up there.

So we looking at June 30_ July 2?

Thru the tunnel, Across the bridge, to the falls and back.? Eat pictures have fun?
I think I will be able to post links and pictures after this post. I will post my thought re: this ride but will probably not be able to join you guys/gals on this trip as I do not have days off during the days when most can do it.

Simba
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
32 Posts
I am off Monday June 3rd till Wed June 5th. I am also then off most weekends.
My vacations will be together with the family and trailering the KLR650.
Once you all decide on your dates I will give some suggestions to you depending on your time. I would suggest catching 'Tunnel of Trees' on the way back from The Bridge.
Simba
my Tengai
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
75 Posts
Discussion Starter #33
I can do anything from sunday june 30th - saturday july 13th.

**BESIDES THE 3RD, 4TH, AND 5TH** haing huge family party and need a date to prep and a day to recover. besides the traffic and everything will be just silly anyways...

i think staying at harbor springs would be good. seems like it is right at the beginning of the tunnel and go that way, on the way to the bridge and if we want go back that way if we want. maybe hit leggs inn or whatever else we see.

seems like not to many people on here want to do this for whatever reason... ill post what plans i have and anyone that wants to join will be more than welcome to. i have some buddies that are ready to go yesterday, just have to save the $$ hopefully we dont get rained on
 

·
Premium Member
Joined
·
1,585 Posts
Sounds like a good ride coming together.
Also sounds like I'm not going to make this trip,
but rather a buncha lil' jaunts. Every 4th of July week
I like to blast to New York to the in-laws and that's only
10 hours at Cheapster speeds. They think (know) I'm weird
cuz I do a sleepover, give everybody a hug and blast home the next
day or sometimes stay only one day.
"How come you drive all
this way only to leave immediately?" I tell 'em it's about the ride,
not the destination. We do a family bash here, blow stuff up and I
take off again.
I have a thing for Missouri and shredding the Ozarks
too and come back the next day.

If I make a concrete plan to do the Lake Mi Circle Tour I'll letcha guys know.
I ride long and hard, then long lazy stops so it's weird and frustrating to ride
with me at times. Just warning you in advance. LOL Why does this guy do 80 mph
for two straight hours just to sit on a rock and ponder life and flip thru his Bible
then shoot off like a rocket again? Weird but fun in my book.

Regardless of the plan I'd like to join in at least for a leg of the ride just to meet
some of the fellas from the site, get some pics, and hang with the KLR crowd for
a good few hours.

Cheeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeap
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
17 Posts
I'm thinking like Cheap. If I'm not off whatever days you plan, I will catch up to ya on some leg of the trip if for no other reason than to meet and swap pics/rides/stories.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
13 Posts
Hey, I'm looking for riders to ride with in Michigan, my name is Tom and I'm starting a new group on Face Book called KLR 650 Riders Of Michigan.

I'd appreciate if you'd joined in, and spread the news to any adventure bike riders you know. It is my hope to create a network of riders through the use of Face Book. That way when someone wants to ride or set up an event we can get in touch with each other here in Michigan.

Thanks
 
21 - 36 of 36 Posts
Top